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- Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.
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A rainforest in Mexico is home to a newly discovered antibiotic (Science Alert).
Researchers call for a coordinated effort to stamp out cocaine trafficking and deforestation in Central and South America (The Verge).
An app shows farmers where they can plant crops without cutting down forest in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire (Deutsche Welle).
Researchers discover two species of wasps in Africa that were previously unknown to science (UPI).
The head of a Malaysian state says that damage to the environment and wildlife populations by timber and oil palm plantations is hurting the industries’ reputations (The Star).
Tanzania’s president halts further moves to reallocate protected areas to local communities (News Ghana).
Major supermarkets in the U.K. reveal that they’ve been selling products from soy grown on recently deforested lands (The Guardian).
Scientists argue for a more prominent role for the “blue carbon” found in mangroves and wetlands (CIFOR Forests News).
A scientist has trained ravens to avoid threatened tortoises (The Atlantic).
Climate policies are gaining traction in the U.S. (The Atlantic).
A new fish species turned up in a well in India (The Hindu BusinessLine).
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their role in developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (The Washington Post).
Poachers are stealing maple trees in U.S. national forests (Travel and Leisure).
Wealthy countries get more funding to deal with climate-related risks, according to a new study (The New York Times).
A new interactive map reveals “road by road” emissions from automobiles (The New York Times).
Birds in North America are losing their habitat to climate change (The New York Times).
A researcher rebuts recent claims in the journal Science about trophy hunting’s sustainability (The Ecologist).
The challenges of moving rhinos may be worth the benefits to conservation, say the scientists involved (Conde Nast Traveler).
The rising popularity of mountain biking in U.S. parks threatens people and wildlife (The New York Times).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency overhauls lead testing in water for the first time in decades (The Washington Post).
Banner image of a grizzly bear in Alberta by Dwayne Reilander via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).
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